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A tip of the hat this week to frontline workers who are putting themselves at risk by showing up to work every day to help the rest of us get food, medical care and other essentials.

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The new coronavirus, responsible for COVID-19, has arrived in Eastern Oregon. It’s scary — there are many unknowns still and fear is prompting some of us to do things we might otherwise not.

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For those of us keeping up with current events, there has been a whirlwind of dramatic developments over the last few days as governments at every level, national sports leagues, state and loc…

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Gov. Kate Brown signed an executive order Tuesday directing state agencies to significantly slash carbon emissions, a move that may not be unexpected, but one that ultimately makes a bad situa…

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A kick in the pants to the Oregon Legislature. There may still be time to diffuse what is rapidly becoming a political Battle of Verdun in Salem, but issuing subpoenas — as the Democratically-…

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A tip of the hat to local lawmakers who continue to make town hall meetings a key part of the way they interact with their constituents. We’ve made the case for the importance of town hall mee…

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The American Red Cross held training sessions last weekend for volunteers, but the renowned relief organization still needs assistance as it works to help area residents recover from flood damage.

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This is space is normally devoted to our weekly Tips and Kicks editorial in which we alternately salute the good and point out the bad of the weekly news cycle. This week, however, we see noth…

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Since it was passed by the Oregon Legislature last year as part of its education reform package, we’ve been hearing producers and vendors express concerns over the state’s corporate activity tax.

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The latest coronavirus to take hold in China has killed more than 100 to date and prompted the Chinese government to attempt to isolate more than 50 million of its people in an attempt to stop…

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As downtowns across Eastern Oregon age, a number of older buildings — some historic, some not — are in desperate need of repairs, upgrades or, in some extreme cases, demolition.

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A tip of the hat to those who worked so diligently to ensure that a public-private partnership to purchase more than 1,000 acres of property to protect a high-mountain moraine at Wallowa Lake …

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A tip of the hat to Tygh Campbell, Umatilla Electric Cooperative linemen and all of those citizens who joined together to help pull vehicles from ditches and plow roadways so stranded motorist…